TRUCK DRIVER TOO TIRED TO DRIVE? WHO’S AT FAULT?
A summary overview of the FMCSA regulations §395.1*** regarding truck driver fatigue includes:
- A driver must have at least 10 consecutive hours off duty before starting a driving shift.
- Driving shifts may not exceed 14 hours (including breaks and meals).
- A driver may drive a total of 11 hours over a 14-hour driving shift
- A driver may not drive more than 8 hours straight, without a 30-minute break
Several additional stipulations apply, regarding number of hours worked in a seven-day period.
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